Scottish Ensemble with Andersson Dance
Thursday 7 May 8.00pm
Prelude: Skydiving From A Dream
Ludwig van Beethoven Grosse Fugue Op 133
Plus extracts from:
J S Bach The Art of Fugue BWV 1080
Witold Lutosławski Preludes and Fugue for 13 Solo Strings
Merging astute, inquisitive choreography with razor-sharp live musical performance, Prelude: Skydiving from a Dream transports you to a dark, pulsating playground of ideas, teeming with the paradoxes grooved into the edges and corners of the human subconscious.
Choreographed together, musicians move alongside dancers to create a palette of sight and sound that gleams with the grotesque and the glittering, the rational and the absurd.
This production takes three rich pieces of music that push at the boundaries and restrictions of artistic expression, and creates something entirely new. From amongst the dark, wild chaos of Lutosławski’s Preludes and the overwhelming precision of Bach’s The Art of Fugue, comes the climactic full performance of Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue. Both celebrated and scorned, lauded and derided across its lifetime, this 21st century reframing of the piece sheds new light on this epic composition.